Mineral Specialties

Our Mineral Specialties division is a leading producer and distributor of sodium bicarbonate, sodium carbonate, sodium silicate and nabions™.  Our key end-markets include pharmaceutical & healthcare, food & feed, environment, home care, automotive & construction.

The business division operates on a business model that practices cost leadership through the backward integration into captive raw materials and energy supply and downstream integration from sodium Carbonate to sodium bicarbonate and sodium silicate.




Novacarb is the European number 2 producer of sodium bicarbonate and the number 3 of sodium carbonate.

A major player in its field on the western scene, Novacarb puts customer satisfaction at the heart of its commitments. Read more about Novacarb




Novabion, based in Nogent l’Artaud (France), produces sodium silicates and is a major player in mineral chemistry.

Novabion produces 3 range of products (30 000 tons per year) : glassy silicates and liquid silicates. Read more about Novabion



Novacarb accelerates its international development in Sodium Bicarbonate with the construction of a new stand-alone production unit in Singapore.

Based on the Bianca technology successfully developed by Novacarb in France, this state-ofthe-art facility will produce high-quality Sodium Bicarbonate grades to serve the growing Asian demand in Health Care, Dialysis, Personal Care, Food and other industrial applications. Read more about sur Novabay



Key figures :

380 people


4 production sites


N°2 player on sodium bicarbonate in Europe

N°3 payer on sodium carbonate in Europe

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